Sprinter Tyson Gay will return to competition in July after drug suspension
Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is set to return to competitive racing on July 3 following his one-year suspension from the sport for performance enhancing drug use, reports Peter Gambaccini of Runner's World.
Gay will compete in the 100-meter race at the Athletissima meet in Lausanne, Switzerland against a field that includes fellow American Justin Gatlin.
The American 100-meter record holder was forced to forfeit his 2012 Olympic silver medal from the 4 x 100-meter relay as part of his punishment for a positive drug test in June of last year, but reportedly had his suspension cut from two years to one because of the help he provided to the United States Anti-Doping Agency following the test.
From Gambaccini's report:
Gay reportedly failed three drug tests. His suspension dates from June 23, 2013, when a test sample was taken at the USA Track & Field Championships and subsequently showed the presence of a banned substance.
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